Macmillan supporters meet across the street for a brew

Jade McCallum, 9, joined some of Macmillan Cancer Supports hardest-working volunteers, Ailsa Ronald, Margaret Rankin, Lorna Millar and Moira Wareham, in the kitchen.

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In a move across the road, Macmillan Cancer Support stalwarts poured tea and coffee in the Kirk Street Hall instead of the Red Cross Hall.

With their usual venue up for sale, the volunteers didn’t have far to take their teapots for last Saturday’s coffee morning.

The event was very well attended with the baking and tombola stalls clearing out within the first hour and innumerable raffle items on offer.

The ladies approved of the latest venue, praising the hall’s space and ‘nice big kitchen’ and said that they hoped it would become the new regular.

When the youngest volunteer, nine-year-old Jade McCallum, was asked to draw the first raffle ticket, she was stunned to discover she had chosen her own number.

The helpful girl’s hard-work all morning was justly rewarded with a £100 prize.

The event raised around £1,500 which will help the charity to provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.

Jean Kirk and Wilma Stevenson manned the tombola stall. 50_c25macmillan01

Jade McCallum, nine, joined some of Macmillan Cancer Supports hardest-working volunteers, Ailsa Ronald, Margaret Rankin, Lorna Millar and Moira Wareham, in the kitchen. 50_c25macmillan02

Jean Smith and Ann Morrans enjoyed a blether and a cuppa. 50_c25macmillan03

Viv Campbell and Christine Duncan with a small selection of raffle prizes.  50_c25macmillan04